Blog | September 20, 2008

Upgrade of Poetic Justice at Farm Aid 2008

Climbing stairs is good for the heart
especially when it means giving out
free tickets to three lonesome travelers
who found each other playing Hackey Sack
on the cusp of the Autumnal Equinox

In tow with The Elms’ Owen Thomas and Nathan Bennet
I climbed those step high and wide
to the outer reaches of the Amphitheatre
where the sweet aroma of Roasted Corn
wrapped Arlo’s music like a heavenly husk

There we found those lonesome travelers
Michael in his purple bandana,
Bob in his green tie-dye and Greg in his straw hat
laughing, whirling, dancing,
floating on the perimeter in youthful, wayward bliss

As the Elms handed them an upgrade to front-row-center
The young men lit up like three wise kings
and made their journey to the center of the earth
where more delight, music and celebration awaited them
on the cusp of the Autumnal Equinox

Frank Messina

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